Brown/Blue Spotty

28 February 2014

Stitch from Stash 2014 ~ February

Our first splurge allowance was notified by Mel to coincide with Nashville Market, this allowed us to spend up to £80 by midnight Sunday 16th and was in addition to our monthly budget.  I wasn't expecting this at all and my initial thoughts were that I would pass but changed my mind at the 11th hour.  I have joined a traveling pattern SAL on the Friendly Stitchers Yahoo Group and decided that I would like to stitch the series in the charted over dyed threads some of which I already have in my stash.  So an order was placed to top up with the remainder ~ spending far less than the allowed £80.

On to my monthly report

Bfwd 13.01
Budget 20.00
FS TP -5.50
Balance 27.51

My only spend this month was my contribution to the purchase of the patterns for the traveling pattern project.

Love from Bent Creek
I'm stitching this on 28ct Oatmeal Cashel Linen from Sparklies ~ which I bought at Harrogate last November.  I had bought the recommended threads and the buttons when I ordered the pattern several years ago.
A Spring exchange piece for NH Group
I can't say much about this piece as the opening day is not until 26 March ~ what I can tell you is that all supplies came from stash.
Challenge # 2 for NH Group
A tiny Christmas ornament stitched on 18ct Natural Aida with Crescent Colours thread.

A little on La Pensee Positive
Finishing of scissor keep from Ma Boite a Tresors
Valentine's Stocking from Plum Street Samplers ~ for a Valentine Exchange on Friendly Stitchers Yahoo Group

Hope you have all faired well with the challenge this month.



Lesleyanne Smith said...

Well Done on your spending this month. I am looking forward to seeing your Travelling Pattern's.

Good Luck with next months budget :)

Christine said...

You are doing well with the challenge so far Kate, I don't think I would have been able to resist having "permission" to spend £80 on stash

Julie said...

Well done Kate, your travelling pattern sounds interesting, looking forward to seeing which one it is.

Sally said...

Well done Kate. I always forget to carry forward what I didn't spend. Will have to start doing that as it'll be interesting to see what I end up at the end!